The main cast for the Dandadan anime has been announced at this year’s Jump Festa alongside a long version of the previously announced trailer and an October 2024 premiere date. The main cast includes:
- Shion Wakayama as Momo Ayase
- Natsuki Hanae as Ken Okarun Takakura
- Mayumi Tanaka as Turbo-Granny
- Kazuya Nakai as Serpoian Alien
Science SARU is animating the highly-anticipated adaptation with Fuga Yamashiro as the director. Hiroshi Seko will be in charge of the series composition and scriptwriting, while Naoyuki Onda is doing character designs. Kensuke Ushio will be composing the music. The adaptation was announced on November 27.
Dandadan anime will adapt the manga by Yukinobu Tatsu. The manga began started serialization in 2021 on Shueisha’s Shonen Jump+ service. Prior to the publication, Tatsu worked as Tatsuki Fujimoto’s assistant on Fire Punch and Chainsaw Man, as well as Yuji Kaku’s assistant on Jigokuraku.
Viz Media licensed the manga in English and describes the plot as:
Momo Ayase strikes up an unusual friendship with her school’s UFO fanatic, whom she nicknames “Okarun” because he has a name that is not to be said aloud. While Momo believes in spirits, she thinks aliens are nothing but nonsense. Her new friend, meanwhile, thinks the exact opposite. To settle matters, the two set out to prove each other wrong—Momo to a UFO hotspot and Okarun to a haunted tunnel! What unfolds next is a beautiful story of young love…and oddly horny aliens and spirits?
Source: Official Website
© Yukinobu Tatsu/SHUEISHA/Dandadan Production Committee